WordPress

Google SEO Made Easier With WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress for over 13 years and have created 75+ sites since. WordPress is easy to use on its self-hosted site WordPress.com or with your own web host. It’s free to use, easy to learn and is in use by millions of website so it is well-supported.

WordPress has functions capable of creating almost any content imaginable. WordPress has hundreds of thousands of themes both paid and free. WordPress is used to create over 1,000,000 posts and pages every day. It is used by Sony, BBC, CBS, NY Times and many other companies. Over 40% of webmaster and bloggers use WordPress to publish content.

WordPress can be optimized for speed so it can get your site to users fast. Speed is a Google ranking fact. WordPress is also easy to SEO for Google with Yoast SEO. META titles, headers, and internal linking in WordPress are simple it’ll make your site more Google-friendly.

Site Speed Is Vital For High Ranking & User Experience

WordPress can be optimized so you can have a fast website

Test your site speed

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These tips will also help increase the speed of your site.

Install A Caching Plugin 

W3 Total Cache, WP-Fastest Cache, WP-Rocket, Autoptimizer, and others will save bandwidth and minify CSS, HTML, and Javascript as well as other optimizations to make your website oad faster.

Use GZip Compression 

By using GZIP your entire site will be compressed and the delivery time to the user will decrease.

Image Compression

Use an image compression plugin to decrease your load time.

Deactivate Plugins Rarely Used

By activating plugins only when you need them, you are clearing overhead that may slow down your WordPress site.  Uninstall plug-ins you have abandoned so you don’t have to worry about upgrades to prevent exploits.

Cleaning Up Your Databases

Cleaning out the WordPress SQL database of comment spam, revisions, drafts, transient object and other unnecessary objects will reduce the size of your database and make your site faster.

Limit The Number Of Widgets

Be cautious when using widgets. Widgets make database calls, consume memory and  slow down your website.

Use A Theme That Won’t Hog Resources

Choose an SEO friendly and responsive theme. Mobile ready is a Google ranking factor.

Use A CDN

A CDN is a service that will speed up the time it takes your website to load because will it use a server close the user to deliver your site.

Other WordPress Tips

  • WordPress makes it easy to create sitemaps so your content is indexable by Google.
  • You can use the Akismet plugin to kill spam comments.
  • WordFence makes it hard to for black-hatters or hackers to get access to your site.
  • Use Breadcrumbs to assist site crawlers.
  • Beware of duplicate content, short or long META titles and descriptions and 404 errors.
  • Add additional content to popular posts. Google will visit and reevaluate.

Written by Robert Stein

Connecticut Internet Marketing & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Company is located in Glastonbury, Connecticut. I am Google AdWords Certified with a vast knowledge of current day SEO. I have over 12 years of professional experience with the objective of getting business web pages ranked higher in Google for a wider range of keywords. The higher your business is ranked in Google for the appropriate keywords, the more traffic your website will receive. We can also assist you in optimizing your website in order to convert more of your visitors into paying customers. I specialize in SEO, Google Adwords Pay Per Click, Content Creation, WordPress SEO, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and more in the areas of social media. If your business is not yet involved in the world of Internet Marketing you owe it to yourself to investigate how our services can replace or synergize with your current marketing and advertising efforts to increase your return on your marketing budget.